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Published on July 17th, 2009 | by


Mebourne college closure hits overseas students

The Victorian government have cancelled the education licence of Melbourne International College, in a crackdown on corrupt private training colleges allegedly misleading international students. As a result, over 300 students, mainly from India and Nepal, have been displaced and will have to find alternative educational facilities.

This comes in the wake of a series of attacks on on Indian students in recent months, which led the government to vow on launching a nationwide crackdown on corrupt training colleges. According to state officials, widespread rackets among private training colleges are undermining Australia’s education, immigration and employment systems. 

Complex networks linking unscrupulous private colleges, migration agents, education agents and businesses offering work experience were believed to making a serious dent on the country’s education industry, ‘The Australian’ reported. 

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